Mishandling TLP fiasco

The last week saw complete mayhem and chaos as TLP activists ran amok across the country damaging public property and attacking policemen. This was followed by the government’s mismanagement of the entire issue which left them stage where it is

Myanmar security forces kill 15 protesters, junta leader blames opposition

YANGON: Troops in Myanmar opened fire on pro-democracy protesters, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, the latest victims of a campaign to crush opposition to the ruling military junta. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, leader of the army

ANP decides to part ways with PDM

ISLAMABAD: The Awami National Party (ANP) has decided to part ways with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) after being served a show-cause notice. The ANP is disgruntled at the PDM ever since the opposition alliance decided to issue show-cause notices

High stakes in Senate

The Senate has been reconvened where newly-elected members will take oath. The tug of war between the government and the opposition gets more intense as the elections for the highest seats of the Upper House are being held. The elections

Opposition and open vote

The government tabled the 26th Constitutional Amendment bill earlier this week calling for open ballot in the Senate elections. The opposition does not seem interested in the attempts to ensure transparency and fairness in the elections and is making efforts

Dec 31 deadline passed, no resignations received: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the 31st December deadline has passed, but the resignations from the opposition have not come yet. Talking to the media at the Parliament House, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says the

JUI-F chief summons PDM leaders meeting on Jan 1

ISLAMABAD: President of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal-ur-Rehman has convened a meeting of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Friday i.e. on 1st January. According to the PDM spokesperson, the meeting will be held at Maryam Nawaz’s house in Lahore in

Opposition criticising army like Indian ‘propaganda machine’: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday criticised the opposition parties for what he termed their “double standards” and targeting the Pakistan Army just like the “Indian propaganda machine”. Addressing a ceremony after laying the foundation stone of different projects

Pandemic confusion

The politicisation of the coronavirus pandemic has led to confusion in Pakistan, much to an extent that the general public is not even taking it seriously anymore. This is despite the second wave which has seen thousands of cases being

Early Senate elections

The government has played a clever play card by considering holding the Senate elections earlier and approaching the Supreme Court to hold the polls openly. With the opposition still undecided and delaying the submission of resignation from the assemblies, it

Qureshi rejects opposition’s deadline for PM’s resignation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has categorically rejected the demands of the alliance of opposition parties, saying these are undemocratic and unconstitutional. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, the foreign minister said the opposition deadline calling on

Opposition parties to submit resignations by Dec 31: JUI-F chief

LAHORE:  Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday said that all opposition parties will submit their resignation to party leaders by December 31 after which the final decision will be taken. Addressing media after a crucial meeting

Opposition divided over resignations: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz on Tuesday strongly criticised the opposition-led Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) alliance and said it was bitterly divided on the issue of resignation from assemblies. Addressing a press conference, the federal minister lashed out

Opposition walks out of Senate during Shibli Faraz’s speech

ISLAMABAD: Ruckus erupted in the Senate as opposition members walked out of the Senate session over remarks made by Information Minister Shibli Faraz. The opposition members prevented Faraz from making a policy statement on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The

Opposition protesting for personal interests: Shibli Faraz

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said on Wednesday that the incumbent government believes in equal development of all parts of the country including Sindh. Addressing media after visiting the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam, the federal minister

Interior Minister terms movement of opposition parties as anti-state

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Brig (Retd) Ejaz Ahmed Shah has termed the movement of parties as anti-state. Ejaz Shah said that anti-national rallies could not be allowed in the name of democracy. He said that Nawaz Sharif is guilty, he

Pakistan Democratic Movement to hold first meeting today

ISLAMABAD: The opposition-led Pakistan Democratic Movement will hold its first meeting today at Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) secretariat. PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said the first meeting will be held at 3:00 PM at the PML-N Secretariat to consider the situation

Opposition in the crosshairs

The fallout continues from Nawaz Sharif’s bitter speech at the multi-party conference in which he lashed out at state institutions. Now the authorities have decided to go all-out against the opposition leaders as they struggle to start agitation against the

Military-opposition meetings

The furore over the recent speech by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has not settled down in which he strongly criticised state institutions. It has now been revealed that opposition leaders held a meeting with the military leadership a few

Opposition’s APC

The opposition is finally having the long-delayed All Parties Conference (APC) in Islamabad to find a future course of action against the government. Unlike previous such gatherings, this will also be a rather futile exercise and unlikely to have any

FATF bills passed

The parliament has finally passed three crucial bills related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regarding terror financing and money laundering. This comes amid a looming deadline before the global body reviews Pakistan’s progress on the action plan. It

Opposition and FATF laws

The government is working against a ticking clock to pass FATF-related legislation before the progress is reviewed. These efforts to avoid a blacklist and triggering sanctions suffered a setback as two bills were blocked in the opposition-dominated Senate, leading the

Govt to hold talks with opposition on NAB law, FATF action plan

ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition parties will discuss on Monday amendments to the National Accountability (NAB) laws and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. The two sides will deliberate and arrive at a consensus on the powers of

Governor’s rule in Sindh

The opposition parties in Sindh are demanding the imposition of governor’s rule in the province claiming that the PPP government has failed to deliver and no longer deserved to be in power. This comes as a fresh blow in the

Shehbaz Sharif’s absence

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, who is also the Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, has been missing from parliament ever since he departed for London with his elder brother Nawaz Sharif. His prolonged absence is raising apprehensions as it

Opposition in NA criticises PM’s call for treason case against JUI-F chief

ISLAMABAD: The Opposition in National Assembly (NA) raised voices against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks, that a treason case should be made against Jamiat Ulema-I-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazulr Rehman under Article 6, in attempt to topple the government. The

Sindh opposition parties demand delay in IGP’s removal until LG polls

KARACHI: Opposition parties in Sindh have demanded that current Inspector General of Police Kaleem Imam should not be replaced until the local government elections are held. Leader of opposition in the Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi, was not interested in

Indian army chief slammed for political remarks

NEW DELHI: Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday made political remarks saying “leaders are not those who lead people in inappropriate directions to carry out arson and violence” after the protests against the controversial citizenship law. Indian opposition

Opposition walks out of NA in protest for production orders

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Friday staged a walkout from the National Assembly in protest against non-issuance of production orders for two detained leaders of PML-N Rana Sanaullah and Khawaja Saad Rafique. Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Akhtar Mengal

Senate to summon session on opposition’s request today

ISLAMABAD: Senate summoned a session today on Monday on the request of opposition parties. Sources said that the Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani will chair today’s session and reviewed the political situation of the country in wake of Azadi March. Also Read: